Post by Officer Crabtree on May 8, 2011 23:36:14 GMT 12
This was a night ex for 23 sqn cadets to see what it would have been like in WW2, with raids by the NCOs, patrols and rations. We went over to the assault course and set up in the bunker, with teams Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta going on half hourly patrols. Sleep was NOT allowed, and as we packed up at 0800 we were all very tired. Good fun had by all.
Post by Dave Homewood on May 9, 2011 0:34:22 GMT 12
Just a point for accuracy if they were really trying to recreate wartime conditions, in WWII the teams would not have been Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta however. Tose are codes from the post-1956 phonetic alphabet.
In WWII the phonetic alphabet would have seen these teams as Able, Baker, Charlie and Dog.